Foreign Office admits to destroying hundreds of files from the start of Tamil uprising in Sri Lanka

Foreign Office admits to destroying hundreds of files from the start of Tamil uprising in Sri Lanka. Activists warn the true nature of the Thatcher government’s collusion with Sri Lanka may never be known Foreign Office has been accused of ‘shredding history’ ’S Foreign Office is being accused of “shredding history” after it admitted to…

Shavendra Silva – ‘The most wanted man in Sri Lanka’

The head of Sri Lanka’s notorious 58 Division, an army unit that committed grave violations of international law during a military offensive that killed tens of thousands of Tamils, has been named as the army’s new Chief of Staff. Shavendra Silva assumed office this week after a controversial appointment to second-in-command of the army, a…

Sri Lanka war crimes and Genocide against Tamils Web reports

Introduction Sri Lanka has been mired in ethnic conflict since it received independence from Great Britain in 1948. After centuries of colonial rule, under which the Tamil and Sinhalese territories were primarily administered separately, political power was distributed to the Sinhalese upon independence. Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese, the dominant ethnicity on the island, immediately began—and indeed…